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It is very glitsy American, but still a great experience. There isnt quite the formality that there is on P&O, and on a ship such as the Navigator of The Seas it is far bigger so gives you more freedom. There dining rooms are beautiful, and the central 'street' is a novel feature. Being a bigger ship there is more choice as to what YOU want, whether that's a quiet piano bar, or a bustling nightclub. I would recommend giving it a try.
Have travelled on Voyager of The Seas.
Nothing was too much trouble.
There is something for everyone
Like P&O etc you still have the formalnights and the Chocoholics Buffet is not to be missed.
Never been P & O, but you're in for a real treat, we went from southampton in 2006, we loved it we had cruised with 4 different comanies and nothing comaired to this, we knew it would be grand and it was, but not too intimidating as to make you feel uncomfy. We are due to go on the maiden launch of the independance in May 08 and we can't wait, we are taking a couple new to cruisng and have made them aware all cruise lines are not like this, you get waht you pay for. ENJO.
Rc is different to P&O- its the english v american angle you may want to consider & of course the size of the ship. Personally I prefer P&O as we were put of by RC by the fact that they cancelled the second week of our holiday as they subsequently accepted a conference booking. My parents have just come back of Navigator and say it is a spectacular ship but v crowded and of course with 3000 passengers you form v few relationships with staff or even other passenegers. I prefer Princess to royal carribean - they are also departing southampton - presonally think the food is better and there is the free style dining option as well as the more formal tradtional stuff. Hope you make the right choice and have a great time.
We actually prefer Royal caribbean and Princess to P&O -the food, ambiance and other passengers. We also found the crew to be more friendly and less formal.